Boris Johnson Government Plans £120 million 'festival of Brexit' Project – 2022

British Government Goes Ahead With £120 million ‘festival of Brexit’ Plans

Boris Johnson plans a post-Brexit festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland schedulled for 2022 to celebrate independence and sovereignity of UK from the European Union; former prime minister Theresa May’s grand idea which the PM had been advised to skip///BY CRIMSON TAZVINZWA

Dean Creamer, a delivery director for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is the point man of planning for the £120m project – dubbed the “festival of Brexit” by critics – which is due to take place in 2022, according to the Guardian reporting.

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However, figures from arts institutions have privately expressed concern about the project, which some say is likely to alienate remain-supporting visitors at museums and galleries that are expected to take part.

There had been previous warnings that the idea – announced by May in 2018 as an initiative that would “strengthen our precious union” – could inflame tensions in Northern Ireland, coming a year after the centenary of Irish partition and on the 100th anniversary of the start of the Irish civil war.

The festival was billed as a showcase for “the UK’s unique strengths in creativity and innovation” with echoes of the 1851 Great Exhibitionand the 1951 festival of Britain.

7 May 1851: The Great Exhibition

Jane Bown’s photographs of the Festival of Britain, 1951

Jane Bown took at least 155 frames of the 1951 Festival of Britain on her Rolleiflex camera. The pictures show the startlingly modern architecture of the festival site, but also lots of the things she loved shooting, including children and people at leisure. These photographs now reside in the Occasions section of her extensive archive, which is held at the Guardian News & Media Archive.

The Festival of Britain site on the South Bank in London, 1951, featuring the Royal Festival Hall in the foreground, the Dome of Discovery, Fairway Fountains and the Skylon. (GNM Archive ref: JHB/1/3/43box 3)
Photograph: Jane Bown/The Observer
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